Yes, a long planned family holiday to the sunny Mediterranean. I had heard very good things about the town walls of the old city and when asked for a destination for our holiday had suggested the island of Rhodes and was quite surprised when it was taken up. Plenty of internet 'surfing' beforehand had whetted my appetite for having a closer look at the fortifications, but however good the photos, nothing can compare with experiencing the real thing.
I started my walk at the eastern end of the moat by the Akandia Gate; the first major major work being the Caretto Bastion.
Just beyond the gate is a feature allowing for the placing of a flanking battery. This projects from the walls and would sweep the moat close to the Gate D'Amboise.
There are other castles on Rhodes, particularly Kritinia and Monolithos on the western coast, but I didn't manage to visit them.
Back to the usual routine now, although, with less than a fortnight to the Phalanx show at St Helens we need to get the Hedgeley Moor game finalised.
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